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How Are The Children?

Fatter and dumber every year, according to national statistics, but asked in Ukiah the question implies that our community is concerned in the usual way local liberals are concerned —…

A Power Lunch In Calpella

The caterers had just arrived and were setting out a sumptuous buffet on trestle tables — all organic — gleaming chafing dishes on white table cloths, coolers full of kombucha,…

The Courtroom As Porn Parlor

After two long weeks of pornography — albeit audio as opposed to visual — the evidence was in and the defendant, an aspiring rap star from San Bernardino, was found…

The Methods Of Meth-Heads

Caught with a bag of go-fast big enough to fuel a rocketship, Mark Johnson of 581 Locust Lane in Willits said the 53 grams stashed in his cool-o secret closet…

Dolphins In The Tuna Net

A preliminary examination of the catch from a Laytonville pot bust revealed that a white American, Sydney Roach (sic), arrested last December with three Guatemalans, was merely visiting the pot…

The Poor Hippy Myth

The Mendocino County Grand Jury has published its findings on District Attorney David Eyster’s innovative Marijuana Restitution Program, called 11470.2, and in doing so this august body has perpetuated the…

Pekin v. Faulder — Mr. Nice Guys

Pekin v. Faulder — Mr. Nice Guys

When somebody runs for judge around here it’s nothing but a popularity contest for the voters. Unless you happen to know the candidate personally — and therefore can reasonably expect…

Mendo’s Persecution Of An Innocent Man

After ten years and a million dollars in litigation, Robert Forest of Mendocino has finally cleared his name. Pursued by an untruthful cop, a lying prosecutor and a careless DA…

Another Covelo Blood Feud

Another Covelo Blood Feud

More criminal cases come out of Covelo than any other sector in Mendocino County, and a lot of the violence results from long-standing family feuds passed down through the generations…

Geiger’s Market Embezzler: Guilty

Last week’s victory for the District Attorney in the Laytonville embezzlement case has morphed into a showcase trial, with trophies and medals due everyone involved, including Sheriff Tom Allman and…

Mounting Evidence! Immanent Landslide!

Mounting Evidence! Immanent Landslide!

At the preliminary hearing for Christine Kelsay, accused of embezzling half a mil from Geiger’s Long Valley Market in Laytonville, the evidence was sufficiently suspicious to hold her over for…

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